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Cutting down kitchen cupboard

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by wkdhd, 21 Oct 2014.

  1. wkdhd

    wkdhd

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    I am redoing the kitchen and have to make a wall cupboard about 4cm narrower.
    What I am concerned about is chipping the laminate. It will be open shelves so I don't have to worry about the door.
    Only the faces inside the cupboard and under the shelf will be particularly visible so I can get away with some chipping on top and underneath.
    I'd rather use a circular saw, I know if I hand saw the edges won't be straight. Do I need a specific blade, I just have the blade that came with it when I bought it years ago.
    The cupboard is B&Q cheapy so it is mdf with a laminate of some sort on top.
    Thanks for any assistance on this
     
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    You can hide any chipping with a thin bead of dec caulk.
     
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    Hi
    the best way by far to get these shelves chip free is to jut just off the length you require and then rout the edges straight with a router and a good quality blade .. this will give you a clean edge and it will be square.. a circular saw will chip the topside of the cut , even with a very fine tct blade..i am assuming you are a diy'er .
     
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    Thanks loosenup, I hadn't thought of using my router, I'll make sure I get a decent cutter for it.
     
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    i do as foxhole does.
     
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    They aren't plain white inside but a weird chequer pattern. I think the caulk would be a bit obvious
     
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    you should be able to find differing colours of silicone?so maybe 1 that matches your boards can be found?.
     
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